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“An Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe 69

Cafe 69
157/52 Bophut Avenue Apartment, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
66-81-978-1945
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Ranked #1 of 127 restaurants in Bophut
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Coffee Shop, Thai, Contemporary
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Just steps away from Fisherman Village and Bo Phut Traffic Light. Located on the Main Street, opposite Anantara Bophut Resort)Explore a new twist of Southern Thai Indigenous Cuisine designed by our dedicated Chef Vivien. Sip 69 secret yummy potions, freshly brewed coffee, smooth and delicious ice cream and sorbet...at a cozy shadow-terrace on a lively street... and cool air-conditioned lounge with super-comfy couches. Music ambience on iPod and guaranteed Dynamic Zen atmosphere in a vibrant and colorful setting.
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“An Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We planned to eat at The Hut. We were desperate to try to avoid the all the touristy-looking places that lined the road along the beach. I searched for about an hour, asking people, showing a photo from Tripadvisor of their sign, using Apple Maps, Google Maps.... Finally I used Tripadvisor's iPhone 'locator', and it took me to a run down motor scooter rental place.

Frustration ended with delight when we easily found Cafe 69. We immediately were made to feel as if we were welcome guests coming to dinner at a friend's place. The menu, we were told, was a starting point. Vivien was happy to make anything we wanted. He sat down with us, discussed our likes and dislikes, and said to leave the rest to him.

His dishes seemed to take traditional Thai recipes and re-imagine them on a new level. They were creative, artistic and absolutely delicious. He clearly loves what he does, does it really well, and we were very impressed.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Believe what you read!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Great place, great food, great service and a most hospitable host! A must for all! We did not book and ended up outside but was not a drama. We will be back, in fact, already booked for our last night in Ko Samui! Thanks Vivian!

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“Exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Hard to understand why this is not #1 in Bophut. Food outstanding - the slow cooked chicken, Thai sushi and spicy prawn pasta was amazing. Kooky layout, not what you'd expect in this area. The staff were great, taking great care of our 1yo while we ate dinner. Vivian concocted a great dessert of both the fried ice cream and the banana pancakes, all on the same plate. Cannot wait to go again, highly recommended.

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“What a fantastic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

We had chicken curry dumplings salmon skewer and pad Thai spring rolls to start. Soft shell crab slow cooked chicken and red snapper. The meal was amazing Vivian was amazing and the staff. If we were in London it would be 5 star!

Gordon or Jamie watch out!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food with great chef!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Very creative presentation on simple food. Dine in 2 times within 4 days. Vivian is definitely a great host! Will return

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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